Two Factor Authentication

Sample screen shot of iPhone app showing TFA code

TFA – Two Factor Authentication

The development team at R4L has added a new security feature for account login called Two Factor Authentication (TFA).  Once configured, TFA will automatically generate a new 6 digit code every 30 seconds, and this is required with your current login password in order to access your account.

TFA is used in conjunction with a smart phone like an iPhone or Android, but can also be used with a tablet device as well.  To set up TFA, you’re going to need a couple of things:

  • A QR scanning app on your device.  There are plenty of free ones you can install.
  • The Google Authenticator app.  Also free.

Once you have the required apps on your device, to set up TFA for your account, log into your account with Register4Less, and follow these steps:

  1. Go to Profile > Manage Two Factor Authentication
  2. Click the Generate Secret button.  The page will reload with your QR image.
  3. Open Google Authenticator on your device, tap the pencil icon and then the + sign
  4. Tap Scan Barcode, and then scan your QR image.
  5. Authenticator is now configured for your account.
  6. On the R4L page, click the Enable 2factor button

The next time you log into your account, you will need your device with you.  Enter in your domain, username and password as usual, then open Authenticator, and append the six digit code to your password.

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6 Responses to “Two Factor Authentication”

  1. Dave Says:

    Will two factor be required?

  2. doug Says:

    TFA is not required. It’s an optional security feature.

  3. Michael Says:

    Thank you for this. I use Google Authenticator on all my WordPress sites (added with a plugin) and it adds a much needed level of security. It’s great to hear that my domains are now protected too.

    BTW, there is an app for the Blackberry too.

  4. Martijn Says:

    As Google Authenticator data is not backed-up (for obvious reasons) how does recovery work in case of a broken / lost / stolen device?

  5. The Blog » Blog Archive » Our Patented Login Security Agent Says:

    […] two factor authentication, where an app on your smart phone or tablet provides 6 digit code you add to your regular password. […]

  6. Marc Says:

    @Martijn: you would need to contact us in order to recover from this.

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